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May 20, 2021

Twelve Projects Selected for SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development)

SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) is a science and technology initiative in diplomacy that promotes international joint research between Japan and developing countries using advanced Japanese science and technology. The program is implemented in collaboration among JICA, “Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)” and “Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).”
SATREPS aims at acquiring new knowledge, which may help address global issues, such as the environment/energy issue, bioresources, disaster prevention and mitigation, and infectious diseases control. This program highlights the future use of the acquired knowledge in society, and the capacity building of researchers and research institutes in developing countries based on social needs in developing countries.
SATREPS is conducted in collaboration between JICA and JST in three research areas - environment/energy, bioresources, and disaster prevention and mitigation - while the research area of infectious diseases control is conducted in collaboration between JICA and AMED.

The following projects have been provisionally selected for FY 2021. Projects are listed below in the alphabetical order of project titles, according to the area of research
*[ ]: Counterpart Country
*( ): Principal Investigator in Japan; affiliation

Environment and Energy
“Research contributing to the solution to global-scale environmental issues”

The Project for Establishment of Risk Management Platform for Air Pollution”
[Kingdom of Cambodia]
(Professor FURUUCHI Masami, Faculty of Geosciences and Civil Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University)

“The Project for Innovation of Science and Technology on Natural Rubber for Global Carbon Process”
[Socialist Republic of Viet Nam]
(Professor YAMAGUCHI Takashi; Graduate School of Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology)

“The Project for Strengthening Tropical Forest Resilience Based on Management and Utilization of Genetic Resources Capable of Climate Change Adaptation”
[Republic of Indonesia]
(Senior Researcher TANI Naoki, Forestry Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences)

Environment and Energy
“Research on realization of low carbon society and efficient use of energy”

“The Project for Construction of a Decarbonized Heat Energy Supply System using Groundwater Resources”
[Republic of Tajikistan]
(Lecturer INAGAKI Fumiaki; Graduate School of International Resource Sciences, Akita University)

“The Project for Development of New Ammonia Synthesis System using Renewable Energy and Hydrogen”
[Republic of South Africa]
(Professor AIKA Ken -ichi; National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Numazu College)

“Research contributing to sustainable production and utilization of bioresources”

“The Project for Creation of a Local Value Chain by Optimizing Cattle Microbial Flora and Grassland Management on Digital Infrastructure”
[Republic of Colombia]
(Professor OHKURA Satoshi; Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University)

“The Project for Establishment of Nitrogen-efficient Wheat Production Systems in Indo-Gangetic Plains by the Deployment of BNI-technology”
(Specially Assigned Investigator TOBITA Satoshi; Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS))

“The Project for Production of Safe and Nutritious Rice through Breeding and Water Management”
[People's Republic of Bangladesh]
(Associate Professor KAMIYA Takehiro; Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo)

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
“Research on disaster prevention and mitigation towards social sustainability”

“The Project for Building Sustainable System for Resilience and Innovation in Coastal Community”
[Republic of Indonesia]
(Professor MORI Nobuhito; Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)

“The Project for Numerical Weather Prediction and Warning Communication System for Densely Populated and Vulnerable Cities”
[Argentine Republic]
(Chief Scientist MIYOSHI Takemasa; Cluster for Pioneering Research, RIKEN) 
Infectious Diseases Control
“Research on measures to address infectious diseases control attuned to the needs of developing countries”

“The Project for One Health Approach to Control of Neglected Tropical Disease with Special Attention on Sandfly and Mosquito Borne Infections in Turkey”
[Republic of Turkey]
(Assistant Professor SANJOBA Chizu; Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo)

“The Project for Institutional Capacity Building for Eliminating Helicobacter Pylori Related Death”
[Kingdom of Bhutan]
(Professor YAMAOKA Yoshio; Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Oita University Faculty of Medicine)


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